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Layer, Paint and Stitch
Create textile art using freehand machine embroidery and hand stitching.
by Wendy Dolan

Soft Cover, 145 pages, $50.00


Publisher's Description:
Explore Wendy Dolan's artistic process, from layering fabric textures to painting and embellishing with stitching. This beautiful book contains six step-by-step projects, on the themes of Architecture, Landscapes and Flowers. Each chapter features an inspiring gallery of Wendy's work, and the final chapter offers inspiration for creating stunning three-dimensional items.

This beautiful book guides the reader through Wendy's inventive style of work: from piecing and patching fabrics and creating textures to painting and embellishing with hand and machine stitching. This book contains a wealth of inspiration for any textile artist, showing them how to create gorgeous, textured pieces of art and then, in the final chapter, offering inspiration for how to transform these pieces into three-dimensional items such as cushion covers, notebooks, 3-d vessels, and even a wedding dress, which Wendy made for her daughter. The book contains six beautiful step-by-step projects, broken down into three chapters: Architecture, Landscapes and Flowers, and at the end of each section there is an inspiring gallery of Wendy's work.

Renowned textile artist Wendy Dolan shares her techniques, ideas and inspirations.
Six gorgeous projects to create along with galleries of Wendy’s beautiful work to enjoy
Offers exciting ideas and inspiration, encouraging readers to explore, create and develop their own designs.


Comment from Scrapbooking:
This book is eye candy with instructions! Browse through the pages and youll feel like youve visited a gallery with textile artist Wendy Dolan's work on display. Then start at the beginning and youll find yourself building the skills to create projects with her carefully explained techniques. Some of the projects are quite time consuming, but the instructions are so well done that a confident beginner will be able to achieve magical results. Mixed media mavens will want to incorporate the techniques into original art work. Art journaling fans can add stitching, layering and painting to their pages. Quilters will benefit from this book, too. The mix of freehand machine embroidery and hand stitching is what makes it all so enticing. The hybrid allows for the speed of a machine combined with that special something (dimension, detail) that only hand stitching can add.


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